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Older borrowers - debt mountains and equity peaks!


27 October 2016

Analysis of our mortgage data sheds new light on the balance between debt and equity over the lifetime of a borrower.

Market commentary October 2016


20 October 2016

While hard economic data post-referendum remains elusive, survey data points to recovery in September. Our September gross lending estimate is £20.5 billion, up 2% from a year ago.

The impossible dream: is technology set to revolutionise the mortgage market?


5 October 2016

Tony Moroney of Berkeley Research Group (UK) Ltd recently spoke at a CML conference on digital innovation. Here, he looks at its potential to transform the mortgage market.

UK mortgage market shows strong regional differences


26 September 2016

CML data on lending in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and London shows that each of these markets has its own unique characteristics, distinguishing it from the rest of the UK.

Market commentary September 2016


22 September 2016

While hard economic data post-referendum remains scarce, surveys point to a recovery in sentiment. Our gross lending estimate for August is £22.5 billion, up 15% on a year ago.

Book now for CML conference on role of intermediaries


19 September 2016

CML conference chair Peter Rogerson sets out his views on the role of intermediaries in the mortgage market.

What next for buy-to-let?


12 September 2016

Richard Donnell of Hometrack looks at his firms's data on rents and property values - and assesses the impact of tightened underwriting criteria on buy-to-let landlords and lenders.

Market commentary August 2016


25 August 2016

We estimate that gross mortgage lending was £21.4 billion in July, marginally softer than June, but the first year-on-year drop for more than a year.

A government scheme that worked


17 August 2016

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme is set to close at the end of this year - we look back at how it has performed over the last three years.

Still small but growing: How have landlord characteristics changed since 2010?


8 August 2016

Our survey shows most landlords are still part-time, have a small portfolio of properties and rely on rental payments for less than half of their income.